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This Day In Astros History: April 27, 1993

Another day, another victory over the Cardinals. This time, it was keyed by one Daryl Kile and a whole lot of home runs, as the Astros beat St. Louis 9-2 at the Astrodome.

Kile only threw five innings, giving up both runs, walking five and allowing three hits. He also struck out three and threw 104 pitches in his five innings. This was the season when Kyle turned a bit of a corner, going from mediocre starter to someone with potential. Kile won 15 games in '93 and struck out 7.4 per nine innings.

Brian Williams also picked up a 4 inning save, giving up one hit while striking out two. Williams was a first round pick in 1990, who made his big league debut the next season after playing collegiately for the University of South Carolina. Williams was traded to San Diego in that giant deal, featuring Ken Caminiti, Derek Bell and Andujar Cedeno.

As for the offense, Cedeno was 4 for 4 with two doubles while Craig Biggio was a home run shy of the cycle, going 3 for 4 with a double and a home run. Chris James also hit a home run for Houston before being replaced defensively by Rick Parker. Again, these are two names I had never, ever heard of before I looked at this box score.

Here's a link to the Back to Baseball graphic replay of the game.